Category Archives: Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Don’t Wait

 

 

Don’t wait to do what should be done,
That you have long delayed –
For we are not assured the grace
To live beyond today;
And we cannot return from death
To what we left behind,
To do some deed we should have done
For God or humankind.

Don’t wait to speak the words of love
Another waits to hear,
Don’t wait to hug, in warm embrace,
Some heart you hold so dear;
And wait no more to share your wealth
With charities in need
Or beg forgiveness of the Lord
For hidden, sinful deeds.

Today is yours to do or say
What you have long delayed –
That should be said – or should be done
Before your Judgement Day;
And you, dear heart – just you, alone –
Know what you’ve left to do
To better complement your life
Before this day is through.

Michael Dubina

 

Turn to God {Delphine LeDoux}

When your spirit’s heavy-laden
And your sorrows get you down,
When your heartaches overwhelms you
And your problems make you frown…
Don’t weep bitter tears of sadness
Nor give way to dark despair;
Don’t give up; you have a Father
You can always reach with prayer.
Just remember He is waiting;
He can make all things come right;
You can reach Him when you are troubled,
Be it day or darkest night.
He is always there to listen
And help you if you ask;
He can soothe your worried spirit;
He can lighten every task.

‘Twas His Great Love {Hazel Yoho}

I walked along the ocean shore –
The waves were lapping high.
I felt the sand about my feet
And seagulls soared the sky.
I gazed across the mighty waters
As far as eye could see,
Then I was made to wonder
Why God gave this to me.
Then I traveled to the mountains
Where eagles made their nests.
There, again, I saw the hand of God –
I saw creation at its best.

So I looked into the heavens now
Where sun and moon doth shine.
I felt a sense of awesomeness
Knowing all this was mine.
For I could not escape His magnitude
No matter where I’d go.
I felt His constant presence
And He wanted me to know
That all of this was given me
Because of His great love,
And these and other blessings
Are sent from the lord above.

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“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick up one of those pieces and begin again.”   {Flavia Weedn

 

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” {Ralph Emerson

 

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

{Dr. Seuss

 

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”  {Lewis B Smedes

 

“Holding Resentment is like eating poison and waiting for the other person to keel over.” {Unknown

 

Too True, Too Often

 
Too often we don’t realize
What we have until it is gone
Too often we wait too late to say
“I’m sorry – I was wrong.”
Sometimes it seems we hurt the ones
We hold dearest to our hearts
And we allow foolish things
To tear our lives apart.
Far too many times we let
Unimportant things into our minds
And then it’s usually too late
To see what made us blind.
So be sure that you let people know
How much they mean to you
Take that time to say the words
Before your time is through.
Be sure that you appreciate
Everything you’ve got
And be thankful for the little things
in life that mean a lot.

– Author Unknown

 

 

Words of Wisdom and Inspirational Quotes

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. -[ Karen S Magee

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”- Dali Lama

 

Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure we are not caught by it.” – Dali Lama

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Allowing the truth of who you are–your spiritual self–to rule your life means you stop the struggle and learn to move with the flow of your life.” – Oprah Winfrey

When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us -[Alexander Graham Bell

 

 

 

 

When things go wrong as they sometime will,

 When the road you’re trudging

 Seems all up hill,

 When funds are low,

 And the debts are high,

 And you want to smile,

 But you have to sigh,

 When care is pressing you down a bit,

 Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

 Life is queer with its twists and turns,

 As every one of us sometimes learns,

 And many a failure turns about,

 When he might have won had he stuck it out;

 Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—

 You may succeed with another blow,

 Success is failure turned inside out—

 The silver tint of the cloud of doubt,

 And you never can tell how close you are,

 It may be near when it seems so far;

 So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit;

 It’s when things seems worst that you must

 Not quit”-[Unknown

 

 

 

Life Still Has A Meaning

 

If there is a future there is time for mending-
Time to see your troubles coming to an ending.
Life is never hopeless however great your sorrow-
If you’re looking forward to a new tomorrow.
If there is time for wishing then there is time for hoping-
When through doubt and darkness you are blindly groping.
Though the heart be heavy and hurt you may be feeling-
If there is time for praying there is time for healing.
So if through your window there is a new day breaking-
Thank God for the promise, though mind and soul be aching,
If with harvest over there is grain enough for gleaning-
There is a new tomorrow and life still has meaning.

          ~ Author unknown

 

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”~ Dr. Seuss

 

Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

The following is a number of motivational and inspirational quotes that I would like to share with you.  I hope you will find something that will lift your spirits if you are feeling down or find something which will inspire you as you go about your day.  At all times begin each day by giving thanks for life the most valuable possession we will ever own!.   Blessings!!


Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. 
Thomas Jefferson

 

Be Thankful

Be thankful you don’t  already have everything you desire.  If  you did, what would there to look forward to?

Be thankful you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn

Be thankful for difficult times.  During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you the opportunity for improvement.

Be thankful for your mistakes.  They teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you are tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are thankful for the setbacks.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

 

If I Had My Life to Live Over   By Erma Bombeck

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burnt the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in the storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over for dinner even if  the carpet was stained or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled upon a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worry about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished ever moment and realize that the wonderment growing inside of me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, ”Later.  Now go and get washed up for dinner.”

There would have been more ”I love you’s.”  More ”I’m sorry’s.”

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute, look at it and really see it, live it and never give it back.

 

The man who makes a success of an important venture never wails for the crowd. He strikes out for himself. It takes nerve, it takes a great lot of grit; but the man that succeeds has both. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. These chances are the main things after all. The man who tries to succeed must expect to be criticized. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can’t be done.
C. V. White

 

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


 

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.– Albert Camus

 


“If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway…
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith

 

“Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.”
Elbert Hubbard

From the chin up whatever you’ve got two of keep open, whatever you’ve got one of keep shut!

Edward Dickerson